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Preservationists are questioning whether a zoning rule that allows extra homes to be built on lots near the city’s center isn’t also damaging the historical integrity of older neighborhoods. Large lots with small houses or no structures at all in mor…
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In San Antonio, no place does the holiday season better than downtown and the world-famous River Walk. “What makes the holidays in San Antonio so special? Simple, it’s tradition,” said Maggie Thompson, executive director of the San Antonio River Wa…
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Zigzagging in a rocky, muddy labyrinth for more than a mile under the Northwood neighborhood, the Robber Baron Cave is the longest and most storied of some 500 caves in Bexar County. For one day every 18 months, the public has the opportunity to explore …
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The winners of six June 10 runoff elections for City Council are looking forward to a variety of initiatives designed to improve San Antonio, as well as the neighborhoods they represent. Architect Roberto Treviño won the closest runoff, collecting 51.6 …
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Voters on May 6 easily approved the Alamo Heights Independent School District’s $135 million bond, which will fund renovations and classroom space expansion districtwide. In addition, a political newcomer and an incumbent won rare contested races for t…
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Forty-nine Fiestas ago, the King William Fair was born. What began as a cozy neighborhood block party and art show grew up fast. This year, some 45,000 folks are expected to attend the fair and parade from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 29. The King William Fai…
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It’s been 25 years since a talented young musician named Mark Anton Richter formed his first opera company in San Antonio. In that quarter century, he has founded several companies, produced 107 operas and 50 concerts, and brought some of opera’s bigg…